About Brendan

Clarence embodies all that is great about Tasmania. Our lifestyle is second to none. From our pristine beaches, to the bustle of Rosny Park, Clarence is a truly wonderful place.

I have a passion for our community and have previously had the privilege of serving on Clarence City Council (2000 – 2008).  However, as Tasmania was a very different place a decade ago, like many of my friends, I moved to the mainland to pursue career opportunities.

I returned to Tasmania in 2015 and am now the proud dad of two wonderful children, Isabella and William. I am divorced and like many of you, the separation process was not without complications. We have re-established our home in Lindisfarne and enjoy all that is so very special about our local community.

If I am honoured to again be elected as your Alderman, I will speak up for the thousands of Eastern Shore residents and families who deserve continued improvements in public transport and roads, who deserve quality sporting facilities and who deserve safe neighbourhoods:

I will speak for the local small business owners, entrepreneurs just starting out, and the young couple looking for their first home;

I will speak for the grandparents who want to ensure the quality of life they enjoyed is retained for their grandkids; and

I will speak up for the vulnerable and voiceless in our community.

If elected, I will tirelessly work with all stakeholders for the advancement of our community.

If you have any ideas, queries or concerns, please contact me as I’d love to hear from you.

Biography:

I have a professional background, having led a national industry association and managed the government and corporate relations for both a large private Tasmanian company as well as a top-50 ASX-listed entity. I have also worked as a political adviser for Liberal governments at both a state and federal level and I am presently the Chief of Staff to Tasmanian Liberal Senator and Chief Government Whip in the Senate, Senator David Bushby.

I have an MBA and am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Diploma Course. In recognition of my not-for-profit and community / government board involvement, I was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) in 2012 and in 2017 I was also made a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML).

I’ve done a few other things too:

  • Deputy Chairman, The Education Foundation of Tasmania;
  • Chairman of Variety the Children’s Charity, Tasmania;
  • Vice-Chairman, Property Council of Australia (Tasmanian Division);
  • Director, Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania); and
  • Director, Crime Stoppers Tasmania.